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Bandwidth of DVR over network

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Also refer to http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Wireless/Q_26621885.html#a34235444

How much would I need in my network to carry cam's over my network.

I have a DVR security system with cam's attached to it .

All I have to do is connect an Ethernet cable to it and I can access it from anywhere on my network.

What bandwidth do I need.
I also need the ability for this bandwidth to be carried wifi because the DVR streams will be going partly over a wifi connection between two buildings refer to link above for layout
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You should have no problem accessing the DVR via your network even if it is going across a wireless bridge. Most DVRs (at least all the ones I have used) will send the video using the UDP protocol which meaning the video output you see will adjust for the bandwidth available - the more bandwidth the higher the framerate.

I have a dvr setup at home that I can remotely view using a 2MB connection without issue. The image updates about every 0.2 secs but it is very watchable.
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cool anyone has any specs on accuall bandwidth numbers.
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Depends on the number of cameras, resolution and frame rate.

Say one camera at 15 frames per sec of medium quality with resolution of CIF (352x288) would need about 250kb/sec

Try this calculator here:
http://dvr.neugent.net/products/bandwidth_calculator.php

or a more advanced one here:
http://global.kguardsecurity.com/main/brandwithcalculator.htm
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